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CLINIC Launches Self-Directed eLearning

Jun 22, 2012
Wendy Rhein

Washington, D.C. (June 20, 2012) The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) is enhancing its legal immigration training courses with an innovative new learning tool: a self-directed online training course.  

This first self-directed e-learning course called “Volunteers Helping Immigrants Become U.S. Citizens: The Naturalization Group Application Workshop,” trains volunteers on the most effective ways they can help immigrants apply for U.S. citizenship.  

“Naturalization is a cornerstone of immigrant integration,” said Maria M. Odom, executive director of CLINIC.  ”Among many things, it creates an opportunity for volunteers in our welcoming communities to work with immigrants who are ready to take the meaningful step of applying for U.S. citizenship. This training is an essential tool for those dedicated volunteers.” 

The self-directed course allows participants to complete the training on their own schedules and in the comfort of their offices or homes.  This free course educates participants on the basics of

CLINIC Applauds Immigration Action for DREAMers

Jun 15, 2012
Wendy Rhein

Washington, D.C. (June 15, 2012)  The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) welcomes the announcement by President Barack Obama and the Department of Homeland Security that deferred action will be granted to certain eligible undocumented immigrant youth.  Many of these immigrants who entered by age 16 would qualify for relief under the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act.

The new policy will afford work authorization and protection from removal to an estimated 800,000 to 1,000,000 young people ages 15-30.  Often referred to as DREAMers, these individuals came to this country as young children and now seek a better future in this, the only home many of them have ever known. 

Those who qualify, including individuals currently in removal proceedings, will be granted protection against removal as well as work authorization for a renewable period of two years.  This new policy does not confer permanent legal immigration status on the individual.

CLINIC Presents CLINIC Champion Award to SC Ministry Foundation

May 30, 2012
Wendy Rhein

Austin, TX (May 23, 2012)  - The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) today recognizes the SC Ministry Foundation with its CLINIC Champion award as part of its 2012 Annual Convening.

“We are extremely grateful to the SC Ministry Foundation for its commitment to all immigrants and for its financial support of CLINIC and essential programs serving immigrants across the country,” said Maria M. Odom, CLINIC’s executive director.  “Over the past decade, the SC Ministry Foundation has meaningfully invested in communities and in community programs,

CLINIC Launching Catholic Media Initiative for Citizenship in Los Angeles on April 28

Apr 26, 2012
Wendy Rhein

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Wendy Rhein
202 635 5825
wrhein@cliniclegal.org

CLINIC LAUNCHING CATHOLIC MEDIA INITIATIVE FOR CITIZENSHIP IN LOS ANGELES ON APRIL 28

"La Ciudadanía: Cambia Tu Vida"-Multi-media Initiative Unites Catholic-, Community-, and Media Organizations to Inspire 1.2 Million Eligible Angelenos to Naturalize

Los Angeles, CA -- April 26, 2012 - [En Español] -The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) is launching a first-of-its-kind series of public service announcements to encourage the 1.2 million eligible Hispanics in the Los Angeles metro area to thoughtfully consider: what does citizenship mean to you?

The extensive package of television, radio, and print PSAs, along with a dedicated naturalization help-line (855-6-CAMBIA) and an interactive website (www.cambiatuvida.us) will launch on Saturday, April 28 at 9:00am at a naturalization workshop at Our Lady of the Rosary of Talpa in Los Angeles.

CLINIC Welcomes Revised Waiver Guidelines, Seeks Revisions

Apr 2, 2012
Wendy Rhein

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Wendy Rhein
202-635-5825 wrhein@cliniclegal.org

 

CLINIC Welcomes Revised Waiver Guidelines, Seeks Revisions

Washington, DC (April 2, 2012) - [En Español] - The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) is pleased that the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued its proposed rule related to pre-adjudication of unlawful presence waivers for certain family members. The proposed rule permits spouses and minor/unmarried children of U.S. citizens to apply for and receive a provisional waiver of their unlawful presence in the U.S. before leaving this country for the processing of their immigrant visas. Prior unlawful presence in the United States is one of the most common grounds of inadmissibility under our nation’s immigration laws. Individuals seeking to legalize through a family petition have been able to apply for a waiver, but only at the time of their consular processing abroad. For that reason, the current process has caused prolonged family separation as individuals await adjudication of their waiver application in their home country.

LawLogix to Provide CLINIC Affiliates with New Benefits: Exclusive Pricing Discounts, Training & Certification Programs

Mar 9, 2012

LawLogix and CLINIC have entered into a multi-year partnership to provide immigration case management software to CLINIC’s large and growing network of non-profit legal services providers. Under the terms of the agreement, LawLogix will provide CLINIC affiliates across the U.S. with value added benefits including custom user training and certification programs.  For more on the new pricing discounts and programs exclusively available to CLINIC members and subscribers) and for information on how to become a CLINIC affiliate, click on the aforementioned links in orange.

Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) February 14, 2012 --LawLogix Group, Inc., the proven leader in Immigration Forms and Case Management Softwareannounced today an exclusive multi-year partnership with Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) to provide immigration case management software to CLINIC’s large and growing network of non-profit legal services providers, the largest network of its kind in the country.

Under the terms of the agreement, LawLogix will provide CLINIC affiliates across the U.S. with special pricing discounts, custom user training, and exclusive certification programs designed to promote best practices for immigration case management through the LawLogix EDGE software

CLINIC Launches State and Local Immigration Policy Map

Feb 10, 2012
Wendy Rhein

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT
: Wendy Rhein
202-635-5825
wrhein@cliniclegal.org

 

CLINIC LAUNCHES STATE AND LOCAL IMMIGRATION POLICY MAP

Washington, DC (February 10, 2012) - [En Español] - The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) today launches a new, interactive web feature highlighting state and local immigration initiatives across the country.  

This feature is publically available for free, thanks to a grant from the Ford Foundation.

In 2007, CLINIC created a project to support advocates working to address the growing number of restrictionist immigration measures proposed and enacted at the state and local levels. After the collapse of comprehensive immigration reform in 2007, approximately 500 immigration-related bills were introduced by state legislators. By 2008, the number of proposed immigration-related bills had tripled to 1,562.  In 2011, legislatures in all 50 states considered at least one measure related to immigrants, the most notably being the legislation enacted in Arizona.

CLINIC Applauds Revised Waiver Policy as Family-Friendly

Jan 6, 2012
Wendy Rhein

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Wendy Rhein
202-635-5825  wrhein@cliniclegal.org

 

CLINIC Applauds Revised Waiver Policy as Family-Friendly

Washington, DC (January 6, 2012) [En español] The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) applauds the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Obama Administration for  the  proposal announced today that would permit  spouses and children of U.S. citizens to apply for waivers of their inadmissibility before leaving this country. 

CLINIC Celebrates Pro Bono Project's Ten Years of Service for Immigrants

Nov 28, 2011
Wendy Rhein

Washington, DC (October 24, 2011) - The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) celebrated the ten-year anniversary of the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) Pro Bono Project through which nearly 800 vulnerable immigrants have received free  representation in their appellate cases.  Washington DC law firm Fried Frank hosted the reception with special guests in attendance, including the Honorable Immigration Judge Paul Schmidt, Acting Director of EOIR Juan Osuna, and Acting Chairman of the BIA David Neal.  

CLINIC Awarded $600,000 Grant to Provide Citizenship Services

Sep 23, 2011
Wendy Rhein

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Wendy Rhein
202-635-5825  wrhein@cliniclegal.org

CLINIC Awarded $600,000 Grant to Provide Citizenship Services

Washington, DC - The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) was selected for a coveted national award from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to strengthen citizenship programs serving Legal Permanent Residents in four cities in the United States.

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